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Florida education news: Guns on campus, class size rules, budget cuts and more



imgres.jpegNO THANKS: Tampa area teachers and school leaders don't think bringing more guns onto campuses will make them safer. • Rumors of school violence circulate in Hillsborough County.

APPOINTMENTS: Hernando schools get three new leaders.

IF YOU HAVE TO GO ... Pasco schools get classroom bucket toilets for emergencies when restrooms aren't available.

TOP OF THE CLASS: A Weeki Wachee High student gets to perform at Carnegie Hall • Pine Grove Elementary third graders learn the value of vegetables 

LAWSUIT: A Manatee County school principal sues his school district claiming it discriminated against him because he is black, the Herald-Tribune reports.

FLEXIBILITY: The Martin School Board gives schools permission to wiggle around state class size rules when necessary, the Stuart News reports.

POVERTY: The number of low-income students in Broward and Palm Beach schools is on the rise, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

CUTS: Brevard proposes layoffs and budget reductions to meet a $38 million revenue shortfall, Florida Today reports.

QUESTIONS: Criticism arises over the new Clay superintendent's personnel moves, the Florida Times-Union reports.

ONE MORE YEAR: The Osceola School Board extends its interim superintendent's contract, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

[Last modified: Thursday, December 20, 2012 6:20am]


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